Thursday, February 28, 2008

That was quick!

Wednesday, February 20 we greeted our first international visitors. Shortly after they arrived in Cusco, we left with them for Puerto Maldonado. From left to right they are Matt, Carlos, Gary, Antonio, and Jon. You may notice that two of them are shorter and darker. Carlos and Antonio are from Venezuela.

We went to Puerto Maldonado for them to get an idea for the size and needs of the city. It is a city of nearly 100,000 people, with only one gospel preaching work. Here we are at the top of an 8-story tower.

The next day, we went to Boca Inambari, an Amaraekaere village where we have ministered before, but where there are few believers, no church, and a great lack of discipleship & teaching.
In order to get to the tribe, we rode about 2 hours upstream, stopping at another village along the way, and about an hour downstream.

We arrived at the airport in Puerto Maldonado only to find that our flight had been delayed due to very angry protest and strike in Cusco. Knowing that they would miss their connecting flight, we decided to hire a private vehicle to take us back to Cusco. Along the way we found this ten or twelve foot anaconda, which had been run over by a car.
All this constituted only our first half of the trip.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Camp has been amazing so far...

It was a great joy and tremendous privilege to have staff training the weekend before the camp. Loren was a wonderful host as we had most of the counselors, as well as some of the others involved with the camp into our home. Most of them have worked in various camps before, but have never had staff training!

Everyone got involved in camp preparation, even this little Peruvian

Thank you for your prayers, especially regarding the speaking and pulpit ministry!

We have water fountains! sort of... Actually the "bathrooms" (i.e. concrete hole in the ground) are just behind the wall of the sink, so we usually drink the filtered water in the apartment.

We've also had some amazing competition so far this week. This game was not only "tube-tug" but "tire-tug" as well!

Please keep praying for this week of camp. We have around 65 campers, and we are looking for the Lord to do great things! We've been able to encourage several to come back for seminary for Bible training, Praise the Lord!
Who knows how many future pastors and missionaries we have at camp this week?
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